Sunday, February 22, 2009

Day 101 21FEB09



There is no mountain he cannot climb.

There is no mountain that our Joshua cannot conquer.

There is no obstacle too high.

No expanse to wide.

Our Joshua is strong.

We had another wonderful day here at River Ranch. The morning was a little tough for Renee and I. we were part of the parents discussion group. It is an experience that you can only truly understand the gravity of if you are a part of our ragged bunch. It is a chance for us to share our children's diagnosis and the circumstances leading up to it. It is a chance for us to feel each others pain, a moment for us to cry for each others babies. A chance for us to heal each others broken psyche just a little. It is a powerful and dare I say, precious time.

The rest of the day was much happier. The kids and the parents got to go out into the beautiful sunshine and rock climb, bungee jump, and cheer the kids on. Josh was almost like his old self, scrambling up the rock climbing wall, bouncing on the bungee while hanging upside down. Jarrod climbed and made it to the top numerous times. Even Mom and Dad climbed and triumphantly pushed the buzzer at the top of Mount Portable. We even got a game of miniature golf in and Josh got a hole in one to match the one Jarrod got last night when they played. The final score was one stroke apart between them.

We did tie-dye! Jerry may have left us but tie-dye is still so cool!

The afternoon was a time to rest and get a little time in at the pool. The weather warmed up and it was quite comfortable.

Night time was Rodeo time! Neither one of the boys have ever been to a rodeo before so it was a great experience for them. They both really liked the bull riding and were so excited.

Tomorrow we head home back to our normal lives...

3 comments:

Miss Laura said...

Day 101 and we are so thankful to the River Ranch for allowing the family we love to have shared this time together.

Love, Laura & Frank

Jamie(Sister) said...

DAY 101!! YAY WERE BACK IN GA!! AWESOME Joshua!! You guys had a blast! And you got to go swimming and go to a rodeo!!! Man thats greta great. You and Jarrod got to the top of the rock climbing and buzzed the buzzer!! I love you guys and miss you tons!! I am sooo happy that you mom dad and Jarrod had a wonderful time. =)

XOXO LOVE JAMIE BELLA AND CHRISTIAN

Nonna said...

Hey Gandy Group,

I am so happy that you are having such a wonderful weekend. You all deserve a huge dose of downtime.

The only comment I can make is "Thank God I was not there to see Joshua and Jarrod climb the rock wall and hang upside down while bungee jumping". I would have been a nervous wreck! Now that they are safely on the ground I can say "great job guys!"

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,

Nonna